Janine Smith, Latest Posts

Introducing the Mother Cuppa Lounge

A wonderful little online space for you to read, learn about and discuss pregnancy, birth, babies and being a family.

The Mother Cuppa Lounge is a useful, supportive place to access reliable information – based on evidence and experience – to give you a boost as well as a space to ask questions.

With ongoing information, support and reassurance, it will bring expectant and new parents something a bit different:

  • each weekly antenatal and postnatal post is sent to you by email so you can access, read, watch and listen in your own time
  • you can comment or ask questions from your inbox
  • you can visit the Mother Cuppa Lounge and read all of the previous posts.
  • it’s as simple as that!

There will be a monthly birth topic:

  • labour & birth essentials
  • positions for labour & birth
  • pain management for labour & birth
  • labour & birth challenges
  • induction
  • waterbirth
  • relax & breathe

with weekly birth posts and conversations about:

contractions, birth support, using the birth space, birth plans, mindset for labour and birth, managing your energy, expectations v reality, what you can do, being a birth partner, using your breathing, choosing where to have your baby. what you need to know, being at the centre of your care and baby preparation

There will be a monthly postnatal topic:

  • the 4th trimester
  • beyond birth
  • feeding
  • baby sleep
  • postnatal challenges
  • weaning
  • going back to work
  • being the parent you want to be
  • stress & wellbeing tips and strategies
  • relax & breathe

with weekly posts and conversations about:

recovery, unsettled babies, growth spurts, routines, managing two or more children, baby development, making comparisons, finding what works, exhaustion, isolation, friendships & relationships, your needs, guilt, baby safety, your support network, choosing and using a sling, ongoing strategies to juggle family life

The Mother Cuppa Lounge is your space to ask questions, to make comments, to gather information and to focus on your needs in pregnancy, for birth and as a new parent.

After working with parents for twenty years, I not only possess good knowledge but I am also a down-to-earth practitioner, passionate about communicating in a calm, relatable and straightforward way.

My job is to build you up, to give you the space to learn, discuss, ask questions and to feel more confident about birth and life with a baby.

You can read more and sign up here…

And please do message me below if you have any questions.

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An experienced specialist in pregnancy, birth & early parenting, I have worked with parents since 2002. I am based in the North East so I regularly work with parents from Newcastle, Northumberland, Gateshead and across North Tyneside. Face-to-face sessions will continue with North East parents but digital courses and online sessions means I can work with parents everywhere.